Galatians 5:16
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New International Version
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

New Living Translation
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves.

English Standard Version
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Berean Study Bible
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Berean Literal Bible
Now I say, walk by the Spirit, and you should not gratify the desires of the flesh.

New American Standard Bible
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

King James Bible
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

International Standard Version
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will never fulfill the desires of the flesh.

NET Bible
But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

New Heart English Bible
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I say that you should be walking in The Spirit and the craving of the flesh you will never do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let me explain further. Live your life as your spiritual nature directs you. Then you will never follow through on what your corrupt nature wants.

New American Standard 1977
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

American King James Version
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

American Standard Version
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I say then, walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
But I say, Walk in [the] Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.

English Revised Version
But I say, Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Webster's Bible Translation
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Weymouth New Testament
This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures.

World English Bible
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:16-26 If it be our care to act under the guidance and power of the blessed Spirit, though we may not be freed from the stirrings and oppositions of the corrupt nature which remains in us, it shall not have dominion over us. Believers are engaged in a conflict, in which they earnestly desire that grace may obtain full and speedy victory. And those who desire thus to give themselves up to be led by the Holy Spirit, are not under the law as a covenant of works, nor exposed to its awful curse. Their hatred of sin, and desires after holiness, show that they have a part in the salvation of the gospel. The works of the flesh are many and manifest. And these sins will shut men out of heaven. Yet what numbers, calling themselves Christians, live in these, and say they hope for heaven! The fruits of the Spirit, or of the renewed nature, which we are to do, are named. And as the apostle had chiefly named works of the flesh, not only hurtful to men themselves, but tending to make them so to one another, so here he chiefly notices the fruits of the Spirit, which tend to make Christians agreeable one to another, as well as to make them happy. The fruits of the Spirit plainly show, that such are led by the Spirit. By describing the works of the flesh and fruits of the Spirit, we are told what to avoid and oppose, and what we are to cherish and cultivate; and this is the sincere care and endeavour of all real Christians. Sin does not now reign in their mortal bodies, so that they obey it, Ro 6:12, for they seek to destroy it. Christ never will own those who yield themselves up to be the servants of sin. And it is not enough that we cease to do evil, but we must learn to do well. Our conversation will always be answerable to the principle which guides and governs us, Ro 8:5. We must set ourselves in earnest to mortify the deeds of the body, and to walk in newness of life. Not being desirous of vain-glory, or unduly wishing for the esteem and applause of men, not provoking or envying one another, but seeking to bring forth more abundantly those good fruits, which are, through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of God.
Study Bible
Living by the Spirit
15But if you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out, or you will be consumed by each other. 16So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17For the flesh craves what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are opposed to one another, so that you do not do what you want.…
Cross References
Genesis 6:3
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."

Romans 8:4
so that the righteous standard of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Romans 13:14
Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.

Galatians 5:24
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Galatians 5:25
Since we live by the Spirit, let us walk in step with the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:3
We all lived among them at one time in the cravings of our flesh, indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.

1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from the desires of the flesh, which war against your soul.
Treasury of Scripture

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

I say.

Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God …

1 Corinthians 7:29 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both …

Walk.

Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Galatians 6:8 For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption…

Romans 8:1,4,5,12-14 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ …

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

1 Peter 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are …

Jude 1:19-21 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit…

and.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should …

Romans 13:13,14 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves …

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the …

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands…

Colossians 3:5-10 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

1 Peter 4:1-4 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm …

1 John 2:15,16 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If …

ye shall not fulfil. or, fulfil not.

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